HC Deb 04 February 1985 vol 72 c426W
Mr. Tony Banks

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what meetings have taken place between civil servants in his Department and officers of London boroughs to co-ordinate requests under section 5(2) of the Local Government (Interim Provisions) Act 1984; what boroughs were involved; and if he will make a statement.

Sir George Young

[pursuant to his answer, 31 January 1985, c. 281]: This subject has arisen on numerous occasions in the course of discussions about abolition-related matters. My Department is always ready to discuss the use of section 5, with any borough (or district) that wishes to do so.